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Stuart Mar

Stuart Mar

Director, Finance & Accounting

Stuart Mar is the Director of Finance & Accounting at Toyota Research Institute (TRI). He is honored to lead a team of finance professionals driving fiscal discipline and strategic process planning and improvement amidst ever-changing and dynamic environments. His focus is in financial operations, budgeting, and reporting for TRI in collaboration with other stakeholders and Toyota affiliates. He works closely with R&D & Operations executives and teams to influence financial decisions for the company.

In his long Silicon Valley finance career, Stuart has applied his broad financial experience and business acumen in both public and privately held companies, in start-up and IPO settings, and in large, medium and small organizations. His technology industry sector background includes SaaS, hardware, software and telecom companies. As an IBM Senior Finance Manager, Stuart used his creativity, flexibility and technical abilities to lead the corporate financial system and process integration of a newly acquired company. As Chief Accounting Officer, VP Finance & Accounting, and Corporate Controller, he gained extensive SEC regulatory compliance experience, public capital and debt market financing knowledge, and international accounting/tax exposure. Stuart has also directed many different ERP implementation teams at various sized companies. As an ethical leader with a commitment to equitable management of his teams, he has spent his career designing efficiency planning and objectively improving the jobs of those with whom he works.

Stuart received his MBA from Santa Clara University and has a BS in accounting from San Francisco State University. He holds a CPA license in California (inactive).